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RE: bug 10491 was Re: More astonishing progress in japi scores

From: Jeroen Frijters
Subject: RE: bug 10491 was Re: More astonishing progress in japi scores
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 09:43:37 +0200

Casey Marshall wrote:
> Robert> After spending some time on ideas to fix this the following
> Robert> came to my mind:
> Robert> a) do the NaN,Infinity in Java and the rest in C
> Robert> b) do both in C because its faster
> Robert> c) provide a pure Java and a pure C version, making
> Robert> JNode/... and real VMs equally happy
> I am a fan of (c), and in general I like it better if there is a pure
> Java version first. I also don't tend to blindly believe that a C
> version will be universally faster.
> Robert> c) seems to be my favorite for an umbrella project like
> Robert> classpath but I dont know how I could make the two
> Robert> implementations optional.  Any ideas about this and my
> Robert> proposal?
> I'd suggest doing a pure Java version, if it's difficult to provide
> both. Classpath should be complete and correct, and that can be done
> in most of the library in Java code only, and done simpler and
> clearer.

Hear! Hear!

(Sorry not to add anything meaningful, but I just had to voice my


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